Simply Well: Get the Skinny on Sugar and Sweeteners

Early in the morning, it’s easy to add one too many spoons of sugar into your coffee. But what is sugar doing to your body? Is there a better way to sweeten your morning coffee while still satisfying your sweet tooth? It’s time to talk about the different types of sugars and sweeteners and how they affect your body in the Simply Well blog. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today and get a free summer download of 50 things to do under $10.

Simply Well Blog: Stay Cool with Healthy Sweet Treats

Happy official first day of summer! Want to stay cool on the hot days to come? With just a few ingredients, you can make your own cocoa banana frozen dessert and other healthy treats. Get the recipes on Simply Well, our community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today and download the free printable download “Summer List of 50 Things to Do Under $10!”

 

Simply Well: Enjoy Flavors of the World Contest Winning Recipe! 

Your taste buds will enjoy avgolemono, also known as Greek lemon chicken soup. This Simply Well 2018 Flavors of the World contest winning dish was submitted by Jillian Schellhammer, who works in provider enrollment at the Medical Center. Get the recipe on Simply Well, our community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department.

Simply Well: Dr. Richmond Advocates Play over Tube Time for Kids

“Unstructured play is so important for brain development in the preschool years,” wrote Deanna Richmond, MD, pediatrician at South County Pediatrics, in a recent Simply Well blog. “It bolsters imagination, teaches decision-making skills, logic, relieves stress and improves self-confidence.” In the blog post, Dr. Richmond weighs the benefits of play time over screen time following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 release of revised media use guidelines for school-aged children. According to the AAP, unstructured play best nurtures brain development in infants and toddlers. The AAP discourages TV and even educational videos for this age group.

Get Your Free Copy of the 2018 Flavors of the World Calendar!

Are you interested in trying new recipes from around the world? Simply Well presents the Flavors of the World 2018 Calendar that includes the top 12 recipes submitted by caregivers across our health care system. A free copy of the calendar is yours when you subscribe to Simply Well, our community and health wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Already following the blog? You can still get the calendar by filling out this form to update your contact information.

Parents: Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Teens on average need about nine hours of sleep at night. But most don’t get the amount of sleep they need. School, friends, homework, activities, television, video games, mobile telephones (texting) and the computer may be a higher priority for a teen than sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for a teen’s health and well-being. What do you need to know? Learn more on our Simply Well blog. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

Simply Well Blog: Find Your Nature Zen and Hiking Safety Tips!

What’s something you can do this summer to get exercise and enjoy everything nature has to offer? Hiking is an activity for all ages and fitness levels, whether you’re taking a stroll through a local park or summiting mountains. In the latest Simply Well blog post, Mandi Strzelewicz, marketing and communications intern, talks about proper preparation for your next hike, such as clothing, fuel, navigation and emergency supplies. Also learn “no trace” practices to keep the trails maintained. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

Still Got Valentine Chocolate? Healthy Indulgence or Not?

chocolateValentine’s Day has come and gone, which means those boxes of chocolates, chocolate covered fruit and other sweet treats will be hard to avoid. However, chocolate’s reputation is on the rise. Recent studies have suggested limited consumption of chocolate can provide health benefits. Is your Valentine’s Day chocolate a healthy indulgence or is this an age-old myth? Read the latest Simply Well blog post. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

Can You Work out Too Much? Read the Simply Well Blog to Learn More!

kinesiology-tapeeditDo you have a New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Is it possible to work out too much or to push yourself too hard? Can “feeling the burn” be a bad thing in your workout? Read the latest post from the Simply Well blog to find out if you’re pushing yourself too much and how to treat common exercise injuries. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

Enter the Simply Slow Cookin’ Contest; Earn myHealth Matters Points

slow-cooking-challengemyHealth Matters, in partnership with our system community wellness blog Simply Well, is offering our employees rewards for participating in the Simply Slow Cookin’ contest by earning 150 wellness points. You can access the contest via myHealth Matters by joining the activity. Please DO NOT submit your recipe in the myHealth Matters activity comments. You can also enter the contest by visiting the Simply Slow Cookin’ gallery and submissions page. Don’t wait, your chance to earn 150 wellness points ends October 10. Enter the contest today!